Posts Tagged "education"

Future of Education: Robot Teachers Are In!

    Kids will soon be facing robotic teachers and more virtual learning. Is this a good sign for the educational sector? Learn more about the future of robotic teachers and how the scholastic world can prepare for this big

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Zumo in a Clinical Setting

  I am a speech and language pathologist that works primarily with children ages 12 and younger. My caseload includes children and adolescents with a variety of medical diagnoses, such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Epilepsy, Traumatic Brain Injury, Down Syndrome,

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Personal Technology and the Autistic Child: What One Family Has Learned

How much time should children spend on screen? Which kinds of games, videos or online activities are harmful to young minds, and which are neutral or even beneficial? These are difficult questions for a parent. Particularly so for a parent

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When Tech Meets Project-Based Learning

Almost 20 years ago, when Paul Curtis was a social studies teacher at the just-opened New Technology High School in Napa, Calif., there wasn’t much “tech” to support project-based learning. “We didn’t even give the kids email addresses back then,”

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This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games

The way we learn today is just wrong. Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like…Angry Birds. Half of school dropouts name boredom as the number one reason they left. How do we get our kids to want

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Building a Nation of Makers

From June 17 through 23, our nation celebrates the National Week of Making. This week recognizes that makers, builders and doers – of all ages and backgrounds – always have had a vital role in pushing our country to develop

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Applying Learning to Teaching and Teaching to Learning

In a class session for my doctoral program over the weekend, the professors asked that we share our greatest learning moment from our first year in the program. In contemplating the question, I realized that the greatest learning moment came

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Simple Numbers Game Seems to Make Kids Better at Math

Although math skills are considered notoriously hard to improve, Johns Hopkins University researchers boosted kindergarteners’ arithmetic performance simply by exercising their intuitive number sense with a quick computer game. “Math ability is not static — it’s not the case that

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The Advantages of Using Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become a major factor in the ceducation of students in first world countries. However, there are still some detractors who view this as problematic, despite the evidence that engaging students in a manner that they are comfortable and

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Girls Are Beating Boys in Tech and Engineering at School

In news that could (hopefully) bode well for increasing the number of women in STEM fields in the future, eighth grade girls outperformed eighth grade boys on a national test measuring engineering and technology literacy. The exam, called the National

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